Body Trust® Certification Training
Weight-inclusive care should be the norm.
A training designed for professionals to help develop the language, analysis and skills for deeper conversations around bodies, food, weight, and health—both individually and institutionally.
We will do better.
Are you disillusioned with the dominant weight paradigm?
Ready for an alternative to diet culture?
Watch the video to learn how we can help.
Almost everything I have learned about body freedom and body trust - radically accepting my body - I learned from Dana and Hilary.
As a fat black woman society has always told me I am too much, and less than, at the same time.
Body Trust and the folks at Be Nourished helped to teach that my body, and being just as I am, is powerful, needed and necessary.”
~Desiree Adaway, The Adaway Group
Now’s the time to connect the dots between social justice and the work of healing
—and learn to love your work more than ever.
Our Body Trust Training
The world doesn’t need more weight-loss coaches, therapists recommending WW or Noom, teachers and school curriculums colluding with diet culture, organizations upholding anti-fat bias, or fatphobia in eating disorder treatment centers.
The world needs you.
Your brave voice. Your radical presence. Your bold advocacy.
Through our unique training path, prepare for shifting paradigms around weight and health, and access the tools necessary for evolving your work.
Complete the training and identify yourself as a “Body Trust® Provider” or “Body Trust® Trained.”
Then join our Registry of Body Trust Specialists so people seeking compassionate, weight-inclusive models of care can find you.
As Vice President for Equity and Inclusion at Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette, Sirius is a fierce advocate for health equity and social justice. We are honored to have spent the last couple of years revisioning our Body Trust Training Program with Sirius.
Hilary is a licensed professional counselor who advocates for a renewal of healing frameworks that externalize the problem focus from the bodies of people and are informed by a relational, systemic and social justice lens.
Dana is a registered dietitian whose work focuses on humanizing health care, advancing health equity, and advocating for body sovereignty and food justice.
TIMELINE & WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
The Certification Program will begin in June of 2022.
Here’s what you can expect…
Experience 12 live monthly webinars with guest teachers, panels and roundtable discussions.
14+ self-paced online learning modules to support your learning and unlearning.
Quarterly BIPOC affinity group with Sirius Bonner and Rachael Ringwood.
CEUs pending with the National Association of Social Workers and the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
Space is limited, but this will be a larger group training cohort of 100-150 people.
Our Certification training is offered once per year.
Why do we call it “certification?”
Read our response here.
Once you’ve completed the self-paced online learning modules and attended (or watched) the 12 live webinars, you will have the option of identifying as a “Body Trust® Provider” or “Body Trust® Trained”. The benefits of Certification include:
Recognizable training process
Listing on our Directory of Body Trust Specialists
Access our Professional Tools for your work, including group activities and curriculum
Ongoing learning via exclusive community calls, in person events, webinars, and bonus modules
Discounted pricing on other trainings and programs
Why train with us?
Learn to translate theory into praxis
Strengthen your liberatory consciousness
Explore a deeper analysis of what disrupts embodiment and body trust
Get clinical relational training and develop interpersonal skills
Join a large community of practitioners to feel less alone and lean on for support
Gain exposure to thought leaders and liberatory thinkers/teachers/scholars
Get plenty of opportunities for Q&A
Receive exclusive bonus content
Monthly Webinar Topics & Themes
Held on the first Thursday of each month from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. (Pacific) beginning June 2, 2022 and ending May 4, 2023.
These webinars will be recorded and uploaded to the learning platform if you are unable to attend live.
Navigating Health Care Like a Boss
Counteracting the Dominant Weight Paradigm
Body Trust & Trans Experience
Eating Disorder Treatment
Helping Without Harming
With Special Guest Speakers
(for those who have sufficient resources and can cover themselves):
(for those with marginalized identities and those in need; limited to 25% of registrants):
$500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot ($200 for Equity)
Option to pay in full, or three payment plan options (pay in three, six or ten months)
Additionally, we have 10 low or no-cost spots available each year for low- or no-cost participants who are on a limited income and or unable to earn income, or whose currency and exchange rate make the program inaccessible.
Note: If the timing just isn’t right or you are not quite ready to sign up, we want you to know there will be another option later this year (September 2022), where you can get started on the self-paced online training modules (what we will be calling our Groundwork Program), and then you can register for the 2023 Certification Program (Dates TBD) to participate in the year-long webinar series and complete your certification.
Be Nourished has changed my life through their work. I appreciate the focus on whole-person healing, the acknowledgment of the realities we are faced with, and the holistic integration of nutrition and therapy -- all taught with compassion. I personally move throughout this world with more confidence and hope because Be Nourished exists.
~Jes Baker - Author, Coach Speaker